Hearing on the 18th - A hollow victory
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Hearing on the 18th.

It was amazing and disappointing.  It was amazing to see how many people came.  The room was packed, standing room only and I heard there were additional people outside the room looking in.  This is clearly a problem that has attracted people's attention.  

The judge even denied the plaintiffs motion and we can proceed to trial next month.  But he gutted it of all meaning by instructing us that while I could sue for a recount, I could not use the R.T.A.L. records to conduct that recount.

 R.T.A.L. records are the Real Time Audit Logs I have been seeking.  That's a picture of a blank roll above.  To conduct an audit and verify the machine produced counts, these rolls of paper must be unfurled and manually inspected to determine the votes. It's a lot of work, but without using these records, a recount or audit is just theater.  It will produce no assurances that our votes are counted as they were cast.  

I am deeply disappointed.  My lawyer, Randy Rathbun, has promised to file an appeal immediately. He deserves recognition for all the hard work he's done - pro bono!

I'll keep you posted about new developments.  


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